No matter how the presidential candidates do in tonight's debate -- whether Mitt Romney continues to do his imitation of Bert on Sesame Street or Barack Obama trips over his teleprompter -- a clear winner has already emerged: The University of Denver.
Over the last four decades Gary Hart has been a major force in politics -- from "inventing" the Iowa caucuses while managing George McGovern's 1972 presidential campaign, to unintentionally creating the template for political sex scandals with the "monkey business" photo during his 1987 run for the ... More >>
The sun is just beginning to glint off the silver sides of Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, where exactly four years ago today (back when it was known as Invesco Field at Mile High), Barack Obama delivered his acceptance speech as the Democratic Party's presidential nominee. And both the ... More >>
Willie Shepherd.Attorney and former Democratic power broker Willie Shepherd was sentenced to one year of probation, domestic violence classes and alcohol monitoring after pleading guilty earlier this month to third-degree attempted assault, a class two misdemeanor. The plea stemmed from Shep ... More >>
After decades of disregard, it's been a busy couple of years for the downtown structure formerly known as the Fontius building. First in the summer of 2007, local developer Evan Makovsky bought the infamously decrepit building at the corner of 16th and Welton streets as part of his ambitious plan ... More >>
Click here or on the cartoon thumbnail to see a larger image; it'll take a few seconds. The city of Denver was so busy playing host to the Democratic National Convention this year that it didn't even have time to make any plans for its own sesquicentennial celebration. That leaves the preparations ... More >>
In case you strategically blocked it from your memory, the Obama campaign has produced a fourteen-minute behind-the-scenes video from the Democratic National Convention in Denver. Propaganda, obviously, but there's some fun stuff in here. -- Joe Tone
Will it go 'round in circles? Maybe you’ve heard what has been dubbed the "Ferris wheel" radio attack ad targeting John McCain. "Well, the Iraqi government is finally spending some of its $79 billion surplus from oil," begins a scratchy voice over the sound of carnival music. “Where’s the ... More >>
Penny Parker. The Democratic National Convention was manna from heaven for gossip columnists like the Rocky Mountain News' Penny Parker. Instead of having to give the bold-face-print treatment to low-profile radio personalities, local TV types or socialites about whom few in the general public kno ... More >>
Coming to a milk carton near you. In Denver City Councilman Charlie Brown's September newsletter, he reports that 38 of the SUVs and cars loaned by General Motors to the Democratic National Convention were missing a week after the event and cites Paul Lhevine, chief operating officer for the Denve ... More >>
Bad movies lead to bad plots. What do you get when you cross a wanted criminal, underage girls, methamphetamines, wigs, guns, body armor, the Democratic National Convention and The Bodyguard (with Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner)? A plot to kill Barack Obama. And yet, police say the plans to a ... More >>
Please give generously. Seen on Market Street en route to the Democratic National Convention festivities at the Pepsi Center on Wednesday. Hope everything worked out for this guy -- because clearly, the people of the Big Easy have suffered enough. -- Michael Roberts
"How do you spell 'lunatic'?" The funniest thing about the scene from Wednesday captured here? Not the costume of the guy on the right. No, the most amusing part was that the reporter was seriously interviewing His Holiness as if he was an expert on church abuse. Then again, the journalist's confu ... More >>
Jared Polis. In following up on Democratic congressional candidate Jared Polis' primary victory, the August 14 Denver Post put the focus on his homosexuality. "Polis' Win a Big Gain for Gay Movement" appeared on page one of the Denver & the West section, while the editoral page featured a full-col ... More >>
Sacha Millstone as seen on Channel 7. Channel 7's 10 p.m. newscast on August 11 kicked off with what was touted as an exclusive story about Sacha Millstone, a Colorado Democratic delegate and Hillary Clinton supporter. Millstone told investigative reporter John Ferrugia she'd been summoned by the ... More >>
Federico Peña, Leah Daughtry and Bill Ritter talk tickets at Invesco Field. Despite the term typically used to describe them, the bowels of Invesco Field at Mile High looked pretty spic-and-span at around 2:30 p.m. on August 6, and that made sense. After all, a press conference was scheduled then ... More >>
So the Denver Police department wants the force in Colorado Springs to provide 58 officers for the Democratic National Convention. Yeah, that'll do it. Rest easy -- at least until the convention itself, when the cops will have their hands full even if the masses are well behaved. And if they're not ... More >>
The host committee for the upcoming Democratic National Convention will almost certainly miss the June 16 deadline for raising the estimated $40.6 million it said was needed to put on the big show in August; a Demver blog has more details. But all but lost amid the flurry of desperate last-minute fu ... More >>
Attention young political junkies! As the Democratic National Convention approaches, don’t think the big news networks will be the only ones peddling your political fix. MTV is looking to take over as the pusherman on the Gen Y electorate, and in Colorado, recent CU graduate Trevor Martin will be ... More >>
Black Panther-turned-barbecue master Bobby Seale talks about what's worth re-creating from the 1968 DNC.
The show must go on.
The Better Half
From dark horse to Nighthorse, it's been one hell of a ride for Ben Campbell.
A CONSERVATIVE THINK TANK IN GOLDEN MAKES THE DEMOCRATS THIRST FOR ONE OF THEIR OWN.
IT'S NOT MUCH FUN AT THE PARTY IF YOU'RE NOT A WEBBOCRAT.